They say that life in the desert is sparse on the surface and huge underneath. Animals create wild and winding tunnels and plants develop elaborate and intricate root systems in an attempt to conserve energy, escape the heat and sun, and make the most of the limited resources they have. Whenever I’m in the desert, like I am this week in Arizona, I’m reminded that life isn’t always as it appears to be. So much of it is a mystery to us. It requires trust and an ability to see beyond what’s obvious. It requires patience and imagination. The desert has so much to teach us if we are willing to learn.